Tougher travel restrictions for visitors to Canada, combined with isolation requirements for European teams headed to the Winter Olympics, have forced Curling Canada to cancel the 2022 Continental Cup in Fredericton, N.B.
The event was scheduled for Jan. 20-23 at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton.
“We did everything we could to make this happen, and I know Fredericton was truly excited to be welcoming the Continental Cup, but the events of the past couple weeks related to the new variant have made it impossible to hold the event,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “The travel restrictions, as well as the proximity in date to the Winter Olympics, were going to prevent most, if not all, of the European teams to attend, and that would affect the integrity of the competition. I will guarantee, though, that Fredericton remains in our sights and we look forward to a time in the near future when we can hold a major event there.”
Those who purchased tickets for the 2022 Continental Cup will be contacted with details on how to be refunded for their purchase.
Today’s announcement won’t have any impact on other scheduled Curling Canada events this season.
Click to read at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2021/12/08/continental-cup-cancelled/